This month we're excited to introduce Jordan Hulls, as an Andrew Davis man. 

A local legend, Jordan won Indiana Mr. Basketball after leading Bloomington South to an undefeated state championship in 2009. He then went on to star as a starting guard on IU's 2013 Big Ten Championship team before embarking on a successful 9-year professional career across Europe.

In 2022 Jordan got the job offer of a lifetime — to bring his family home and become the team and recruiting coordinator for the IU basketball team. Now back in Bloomington with his wife Aubrey and four children, we're excited to have Jordan as an Andrew Davis Man.

I recently had the chance to catch up with Jordan to talk about growing up with his father and becoming a dad himself.

What's your favorite memory of your dad?

It’s hard to choose just one favorite memory that I’ve experienced with my father, there’s been too many great ones. However, one that comes to mind is the day I got the phone call about winning Indiana Mr. Basketball in 2009. It was the culmination of all of my hard work and his (and my moms) dedication and sacrifice to put me in position to be successful. We shared a long, strong embrace during that moment and it’s one I’ll never forget.

What's the best Father's Day gift that you ever received?
Well, in my short time as a father, I think I’ve enjoyed the hand written “notes” from my children and wife. There are very few things that can compare to the heart felt feelings they show me.


What's the best advice your dad gave you?
I’ve learned many things from my father throughout my life’s ups and downs. The one piece of advice that I always refer back to is, “It’s not always going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it.” This was originally said regarding my basketball career, but it’s been a source of wisdom I’ve used in all areas of my life as I’ve gotten older. It’s something I’ll also share with my kids.


What's your go-to activity with your kids and dad?
The go-to activity that my kids and I currently have with my father is probably swimming at his pool. We are always at sporting events and talking sports, but we are truly in a happy place when we can have some fun doing cannon balls and flips in the pool!


What's the best thing about being a dad?
My whole life I’ve always wanted to be a “Dad”.  There are so many things that come along with becoming a father and it’s such an every day learning experience. The best thing about being a “Dad” to me is that no matter what else is happening at work, on the court, or going on in the world, I know that I get to come home to my kids. You realize that nothing else matters except my family. It’s not easy by any means having the responsibilities of a father and the every day routines/trials of raising children, but it’s all worth it! We have the honor of raising/shaping/molding our children into young kids, to young adults, and then to grown-ups themselves. I’m just trying to cherish every moment as I’m learning that time goes by fast… it’s the best thing in the world being a dad.


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June 12, 2023 — Andrew Mallor